Patrick Henry was a prophet. I wish that he'd been wrong about the Fedgov but, alas, he was right. We or our children shall have to deal with the unintended consequences.
Unintended perhaps, but certainly not unforseen. Patrick Henry knew the time would come that the unscrupulous power hungry -- today's fascist left -- would arise. The founders had a grasp of human nature that eludes many today (or goes unspoken and unreported). They tried to warn us. We would not listen. Instead we cleaved to the siren's song: "Your freedom for your needs and security".